How do you decide which build? When making a char, how do you decide how you want to build it? Do you follow a guide? Do you ask questions? Do you build it as you go? Do you outline your char yourself before starting? Though I have used build guides and FAQs to help me with the some general build strategies and gameplay tips, I mostly just started whatever character appealed to me at the time and played it as I went. Results: a pretty good summonancer, a lightning/blizzard hybrid, a spearazon all pretty good builds. A wolf/summoning hybrid druid, a martial arts assassin with tiger strike and phoenix strike as primary attacks and a combo bowazon(freezing arrow)/javazon(jab); all builds that hit the dreaded wall in Hell difficulty beyond which no crappy build may pass. I NEVER get rushed and mostly walk my way through the game (skip some parts if I can on Normal and Nightmare) and so I have a lot of time to really get used to the gameplay strategies of the new build. Though I've made a couple of embarrassingly bad chars (TIGER STRIKE?!? I REALLY THOUGHT THAT WAS A GOOD SKILL?!?!?), mostly all my chars have been able to make it to Matriarch/Patriarch with minimal outside help.